Cape Charles Museum

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–  Cape Charles Museum

Cape Charles Museum

The Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center opened in 1996 and is dedicated to preserving and presenting to the public the history of Cape Charles and surrounding areas. It is the hope of the Cape Charles Historical Society that inspiration from the richness of its past will help guide Cape Charles’ renewal and growth.
1 – Pink Pearl – 500 Yards

Pink Pearl

Pink Pearl

Wonderful accommodations at an affordable price. Just 6 1/2 blocks to the beach, this comfortable cottage is located in the Historic town of Cape Charles. Offering 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, this home can sleep 6 comfortably. A fully equipped kitchen and laundry room add to the convenience of your stay. Walking or biking distance to the beautiful town beach, marina, shopping and restaurants. Rent a golf cart to get around town. Cape Charles is Golf cart friendly.  Back alley access for your boat or RV.
We offer concierge services and will be glad to assist you with dining reservations, golf cart, kayak and bike rentals as well as bookings for fishing and sailing charters and guided kayak tours. Feel free to call us about any of your needs.                                                        

2 – Pelican Watch – 1 Block to Beach, Kayak Included PET FRIENDLY – 1 Miles

ONE BLOCK TO BEACH,  BAY VIEWS, KAYAK INCLUDED

Pelican Watch – 1 Block to Beach, Kayak Included PET FRIENDLY

This is a charming 1000 sq ft cottage with bay breezes. You are a 600 foot walk to the bay beach and a few blocks to the restaurants, shops, harbor, fishing pier, theater and marina. This is the quiet end of town and the yard is fenced in so pets are considered. 3 bedrooms, 1 downstairs with queen bed, 2 upstairs bedrooms, one with two twin beds and the other with one twin bed. 1 bathroom downstairs with tub/shower combo. Comfortable airy living room. Small well-equipped kitchen and separate dining room. Utility room with washer/dryer.

NEW THIS YEAR-OUTDOOR SHOWER

The steps to the second floor are on the steep side. Elderly or very small children should be monitored.

Gas grill and 2 person kayak in yard. Wifi Internet/DishTV/DVD/CD. Romantic, cozy and clean. On street parking for car and boat. Charter a fishing boat or walk to the pier and fish for free. Sunsets are spectacular down on the beach. The house is on the north end of the beach, and we love watching the seagulls and pelicans and other shore birds perching on the pilings from the old ferry dock.

3 – Neptune’s Castle-800 FEET TO THE BEACH-SLEEPS 10 – 5 Miles

Neptune’s Castle-800 FEET TO THE BEACH-SLEEPS 10

4+ bedroom, 3.5 bath sleeps 10 with room to spare. Located a few hundred feet from the private beach entrance walk and within sight of the community pool, this completely modern brick home is the perfect combination of location and comfort. The kitchen features all new appliances, granite counters and plenty of seating. There is additional seating in the adjacent open hangout room as well as a desk and flat screen TV. Just off the kitchen is a sun room that opens onto the patio with a built in gas grill.

The living room has 4 recliner sofas and a 36″ flat screen TV. Also on the first floor is a den with a queen size sofa bed. 

There is a half bath on the first floor as well as a full bath in the tiled garage that will serve as a game room. 

There are 4 bedrooms on the second floor, a king bedroom with TV, a queen bedroom and two bedrooms  each with two twin beds. This is a great house for kids.

Located within a few minutes drive of Cape Charles with its restaurants and shops. It is close to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel allowing for day trips to Virginia Beach and the historic triangle of Williamsburg-Jamestown-Yorktown. 

Best of all, it is a quick stroll to the best beach on Virginia’s Eastern Shore and a great swimming beach for kids.

4 – Life’s A Beach – 600 Yards

 Lifes A Beach Front View

Life’s A Beach

Able to sleep 15 in beds, this home works great for family reunions or for a multi-family get together.
With bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, there is plenty of room to spread out so everyone can enjoy the place without crowding. There is cable TV in the family room and three bedrooms, a blue-ray player in the family room, and a DVD player in bedroom 4. Bedroom combinations: Bedroom 1 – King, Bedroom 2 – 1 twin trundle and 1 bunk bed (full on the bottom, twin on the top), Bedroom 3 – 1 Full, Bedroom 4 – 1 full and 1 bunk bed (full on the bottom, twin on top). Bedroom 5 – 1 queen.

Located only one block from the main street with its shops and eateries there are now a great new pizza place and Brown Dog Ice Cream (ranked among the top ten in the country by Trip Adviser). This is a golf cart friendly town and carts are available for rent at several places as well as beach cruiser bikes. Day trips to Chincoteague and Virginia Beach and even Williamsburg are all doable.

Visit Cape Charles, stay at Life’s A Beach and experience one of the best vacations you can have.

5 – AT LAST Cottage-PET FRIENDLY-Sleeps 6, Two Blocks To Beach, 1 Block to Town – 1 Miles

Victorian Beach House 2 Blocks to the Beach

AT LAST Cottage-PET FRIENDLY-Sleeps 6, Two Blocks To Beach, 1 Block to Town

AT LAST is the perfect name for this Victorian Beach House. The owners have lovingly brought the home back to life and now want to share it with you. This PET FRIENDLY home is 2 blocks to the Beach, 1 block to Town and 2 blocks to the 5 acre Town Park. Park your car for the week and explore the Town on foot or in a rented golf cart. Cape Charles is golf cart friendly.

The home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, living room, dining room, family room, kitchen and laundry room. A large fenced in back yard with mature growth trees and plantings offer a cozy setting as your sitting around the fire-pit.

Cape Charles offers great restaurants, shopping, gourmet markets, art galleries, theater, pharmacy, medical services and library. No license is required for the Town fishing pier so bring your polls.

Do you like horseback riding, antiquing, fishing, sailing, jet skiing, kayaking, windsurfing?. We have all that and more. Bring your family on a vacation they will remember. We know you’ll be back.

6 – THIS PROPERTY IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. – 1 Miles

Front View

THIS PROPERTY IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

THIS PROPERTY IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE

CANCELLATION POLICY:  For any cancellation that is more than 60 days prior to the check in date, there will be a 100% refund. For any cancellation that is between 45 and 60 days prior to the check in date, there will be a 10% cancellation fee. If the cancellation occurs less than 45 days from the check in date, no refund will be made unless all or part of the reserved period is re-booked, in which case a refund equal to the amount of the new booking will be made less a $100.00 cancellation processing fee. 

 

The Dryden House is offered as a weekly private rental after an extensive 18 month historical renovation. Enjoy all of the historical charm and updated amenities that this grand home has to offer. You can step back in time and step off your porch into the dunes of the Chesapeake Bay.

This 1912 historic private home known as the Dryden House is located within a registered historic district, known as the Sea Cottage Addition of Cape Charles, which is comprised of an intact grouping of architecturally significant commercial and residential buildings constructed between 1850 and 1915 that display a variety of styles and types of architectural ornamentation popular during this era. The Dryden House is unique due to its prominent size and central location upon Bay Avenue just steps from the beach and only two blocks from the town’s charming business district.

This three-story Victorian has an extensive wrap around porch, with a porte cochere and was constructed by E. T Dryden who built other notable homes nearby. This beachfront home features Bay views from almost every room in the home including all second floor bedrooms with a water view. There are two full baths on the second floor and a full bath on the first floor with a convenient washer and dryer. Before you come into the home from the beach, you can wash away the salt and sand in the outdoor shower.

The large kitchen has new high end appliances, with two full size sinks spacious enough for two chefs and a separate beverage center and coffee station assuring you will not be bumping elbows with your guests! The oversized dining room features an expandable dining table that can easily seat 12 plus for meals. Formal paneled pocket doors make this floor plan as open or private as you desire. 

Finished third floor family room with large flat screen TV, DVD, soundbar, Netflix and Amazon Prime. Wii with balance board and a good selection of Wii games. A selection of over 50 movies for both kids and adults. A full size foosball table completes the game room for when your’re feeling competitive. There is three zone air-conditioning to keep you comfortabel on those hot days and nights.

The town gazebo and free fishing pier is to the left of the home and the extensive town walkways make this ideal for strolling or catching an evening horse and carriage ride on the Bay. Sunsets are nightly!

THIS PROPERTY IS PET FRIENDLY!

WEEKLY RENTALS ONLY DURING PEAK SEASON.

 
 
 
  

7 – Bay Cottage – 200 Feet to The Beach – 1 Miles

Across from the beach. Only about 200 feet.

Bay Cottage – 200 Feet to The Beach

The most affordable BEACHFRONT vacation rental in Cape Charles/200 FEET FROM THE BEACH with access walkway over the dunes sits BAY COTTAGE. Step out the front door and be on the white sand beach in less than a minute. The Cottage sleeps 8 with 3 bedrooms and two baths plus a queen size sofa bed in the living room. The Living Room and Sunroom face the Bay with spectacular sunsets. The dining room seats 6+ and is conveniently located off the modern kitchen. A large patio offers comfortable outdoor seating with a full size gas grill. The property offers off street parking for your convenience.

Bedrooms 1 and 2 offer queen beds and bedroom 3 offers two twin beds. As mentioned, there is a queen size sofa bed in the living room and a portable pack and play. The cottage works well for a family or a group of friends to spend a beach vacation in a charming town where everything is within walking distance. 

Cape Charles offers an array of dining and shopping. Charter fishing, kayaking and eco tours let you experience the amazing ecosystem this area offers. Bring your boat and launch off the public boat ramps of Cape Charles, Kiptopeake or Oyster. Rent a golf cart while you’re here as Cape Charles is golf cart friendly.

If you feel like venturing out of town, Cape Charles is conveniently located for great day trips to Chincoteague, Virginia Beach, Busch Gardens and Williamsburg.

Come back and watch the most amazing sunsets right out your front door!

 

8 – GOOD VIBES Is WHAT YOU’LL FEEL WHEN YOU STEP IN TO OUR NEWEST LISTING! – 1 Miles

Good VIbes

GOOD VIBES Is WHAT YOU’LL FEEL WHEN YOU STEP IN TO OUR NEWEST LISTING!

The new owners have transformed and updated our newest listing. Located 3 blocks to the towns white sandy beach and 4 blocks to downtown. It sits diagonally across from the 5 acre town park with a walking trail and a children’s playground.

The home is on the Historic Register of Cape Charles and offers 3 bedrooms and a SURPRISE hidden bedroom the kids will love. 2 full baths, one on each level.

An inviting open front porch and a back deck for outdoor dining is part of the this home’s charm.

The kitchen has all the necessities you need to make family meals if you choose and there is an opening to the living and dining rooms so no one feels closed off.

The bedrooms are on the second floor and all quite spacious.

A spacious living room and dining room will fit eight comfortably.

9 – Driftwood Cottage – 2 Blocks To Beach. Rent One Or Both Sides. – 1 Miles

Beach At Cape Charles

Driftwood Cottage – 2 Blocks To Beach. Rent One Or Both Sides.

Newly renovated with all new kitchen and baths. Only two blocks to the town beach and a little over 1 block to the town park, this new listing is beautifully furnished. In addition to the attention to interior details, there is a big gas grill and picnic table in the back yard  as well as an outdoor shower.

There is a bedroom with a king bed, one with a queen bed and a third bedroom the has a bunk bed plus a twin bed and a TV for the kids.

Only 4 blocks to the main street with shops and eateries, it is an easy walk or you can rent a golf cart to get around town (they’re legal in Cape Charles)

The very kid friendly beach is never overcrowded like many east coast beaches so it makes for a relaxing time. Bike rentals are also available and if you happen to have a trailerable boat, there are great launch ramps at the town harbor and plenty of transient docking. 

10 – Bay Dunes – BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED HOME WITH BAY VIEWS AND PRIVATE COMMUNITY BEACH – 5 Miles

Steps away from private beach access

Bay Dunes – BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED HOME WITH BAY VIEWS AND PRIVATE COMMUNITY BEACH

Plenty of room and privacy in this extra-large luxury home in the desirable Bay Ridge community, steps from the best private beach on the Eastern Shore.

  • Five bedrooms, each with private full bath and flat screen TV
  • Den with queen sofa bed and large flat-screen TV
  • Spacious family entertainment area
  • Open gourmet kitchen with large island, breakfast bar, 2 dishwashers and 2 ovens
  • Dining room with large dining table
  • Powder room
  • Two expansive decks w/deck furniture
  • Screened in porch
  • Beautiful wooded lot with Chesapeake Bay views
  • Two outdoor showers with dressing rooms
  • Enjoy the Bay Ridge community, with private pool, covered picnic area and tennis courts.

 

Most of our properties have 4 to 7 night minimums stays during peak season (June 18 to September 9). If you have a special need, don’t hesitate to contact us. 

This beachfront home is waiting for a large family to enjoy the 5 bedrooms plus Den, 5.5 bathrooms, spacious entertaining area and a large gourmet kitchen. In addition, enjoy the expansive decks and screened in porch with views to the Bay. Walk to the end of the driveway and see the boardwalk leading to the communities private beach. Walk to the end of the block and enjoy the community pool. Take advantage of 2 convenient outdoor enclosed showers to shake the sand or chlorine off before entering the home.

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The Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center opened in 1996 and is dedicated to preserving and presenting to the public the history of Cape Charles and surrounding areas. It is the hope of the Cape Charles Historical Society that inspiration from the richness of its past will help guide Cape Charles’ renewal and growth.

Details


Category:
Museum
Address:
740 Randolph Ave
Cape Charles, Virginia 23310-3308
Phone:
757-442-2821
Web Address:
http://www.smallmuseum.org/capechas.htm